This year, make it your year for sustainable health

This year, make it your year for sustainable health

January 10, 2017

With the New Year here, it is inevitable that many of us get excited about the opportunity for a fresh start and another chance to achieve those unfulfilled resolutions. If you’re a female aged between 8 and 80, living in Western society then it’s likely you’ve thought about losing weight. It’s also likely that you’re … Read More

What to do when diets fail

What to do when diets fail

January 10, 2017

Many of our clients have discovered that dieting and excessive exercise to lose weight do not work. In 95% of cases, dieting actually leads to weight gain, rather than weight loss. Many of these clients can feel lost and confused, as they want to improve their health yet they don’t know what to do. In … Read More

Enjoying the Christmas Season

Enjoying the Christmas Season

December 15, 2016

It’s that crazy time of year again when you find yourself constantly celebrating another year with Christmas drinks and festive feasts. We are often faced with many challenges and it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. Here’s a taste of our Dietitian’s top 5 tips to not just survive the Christmas season, but to enjoy it. 1. … Read More

MANTRA: Relapse Prevention for Eating Disorders

November 30, 2016

With effective treatment, many clients recover from an eating disorder. However, once the individual is deemed as recovered, there are few supports available for maintenance of recovery and/ or relapse prevention. By this stage, many individuals and their carers are also depleted of time, energy, and financial resources; meaning they are more inclined to disengage … Read More

Radiance Screening

Radiance Screening

September 1, 2016

Special movie screening during: Body Image and Eating Disorders Awareness Week Brisbane’s Eating Disorders Network (EDN) is hosting a special screening of Embrace: The Documentary as part of Body Image and Eating Disorders Awareness Week, 5-11th September. Details: WHAT: Body Image and Eating Disorders Week; Embrace: The Documentary screening and Q&A with an expert panel. … Read More

Radiance Screening

Radiance Screening

September 1, 2016

Special movie screening during: Body Image and Eating Disorders Awareness Week. Brisbane’s Eating Disorders Network (EDN) is hosting a special screening of Embrace: The Documentary as part of Body Image and Eating Disorders Awareness Week, 5-11th September. Details: WHAT: Body Image and Eating Disorders Week; Embrace: The Documentary screening and Q&A with an expert panel. … Read More

Therapeutic Writing for Eating Disorders: A Workshop for Professionals.

Therapeutic Writing for Eating Disorders: A Workshop for Professionals.

August 16, 2016

CFIH are excited to be hosting June Alexander in November. Here at Centre for Integrative Health we are very excited to announce that this November we will be hosting a workshop with author, life writing mentor, and eating disorder advocate June Alexander. About June: June is a highly recognised and regarded author in the field … Read More

Mantra: Relapse Prevention for Eating Disorders

Mantra: Relapse Prevention for Eating Disorders

August 16, 2016

With effective treatment, many clients recover from an eating disorder. However, once the individual is deemed as recovered, there are few supports available for maintenance of recovery and/or relapse prevention. By this stage, many individuals and their carers are also depleted of time, energy, and financial resources; meaning they are more inclined to disengage from … Read More

How to get a stranger (or your partner) to fall in love with you.

How to get a stranger (or your partner) to fall in love with you.

July 20, 2016

Psychologist, Arthur Aron, succeeded in making two strangers fall in love in his laboratory by having them ask and answer a set of increasingly intimate and personal questions with one another. Regardless of whether you’re single or have been married for 30+ years, have a go at the questions with someone in your life whom … Read More

Can healthy eating become an unhealthy obsession?

Can healthy eating become an unhealthy obsession?

July 20, 2016

Although not yet a formally recognised diagnosis, the notion of ‘Orthorexia’ is certainly a very real and concerning one. Literally meaning “fixation on righteous eating”, those with orthorexia are described as being obsessed with healthy eating. With all the hype about gluten-free, dairy-free, sugar-free, organic, grain-free, vegetarianism, etc it’s no wonder that many are left … Read More

Slowwww Downnnn

Slowwww Downnnn

July 16, 2016

I often have people ask me HOW to LIKE running (in the way that I like it). First of all, I’m a psychologist, not a magician. I have tools I can teach you but no tricks to bestow upon you. Secondly, I LIKE running because I am ME. It suits my hyperactive, high-strung, over-aroused temperament. … Read More

Self-Compassion; the new tool tackling negative body image.

Self-Compassion; the new tool tackling negative body image.

July 16, 2016

According to the 2015 Mission Australia Youth Study, Australian youth are placing body image in their top three personal concerns with the trend increasing from 20.4% in 2012 to 26.5% in 2015, sending a strong message that we need to address this problem that can lead to serious mental health issues. Clinical Psychologists, Dr Stan … Read More